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September 2017 Air Force Military Aviation Defence Industry News
 

Rolls-Royce secures $845 mn USAF order for C-130J engines support

Rolls-Royce secures $845 mn USAF order for C-130J engine support
 
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Rolls-Royce has reached agreement with the US Air Force to continue to provide support for the propulsion systems for its fleet of C-130J aircraft, through a five-year MissionCare contract, the engine manufacturer said on Sept. 21.
 

Russian Helicopters exports first Mi-28NE with new on-board DAS

Russian Helicopters exports first Mi-28NE with new on-board DAS
 
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Russian Helicopters holding has exported the first batch of the Mi-28NE attack helicopters equipped with an on-board defensive aids suite. The newest system is installed to increase combat survivability and is designed to protect the machine from damage by heat-seeking anti-aircraft missiles, the holding’s press service reported.
 

Belgium's F-16s already intercepted seven Russian aircraft in Baltic skies

Belgium's F-16s already intercepted seven Russian aircraft in Baltic skies
 
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The four Belgian Air Force's F-16 fighter jets deployed since Sept. 6 at Estonia's Ämari Air Base already intercepted seven Russian military aircraft, the BAF Chief of Operations Col. Jeroen Poesen said during a press briefing at the Belgian armed forces HQ.
 

Dell EMC, General Dynamics & Microsoft Win $1 Bn Order to Advance USAF's IT Transformation

Dell EMC, General Dynamics & Microsoft Win $1 Bn Order to Advance USAF's IT Transformation
 
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Dell EMC and its industry partners, General Dynamics and Microsoft, have been awarded a $1 billion five-year U.S. Air Force contract to implement a Cloud Hosted Enterprise Services (CHES) program. It will improve efficiency and agility, encourage innovation, and generate cost savings across the Air Force's information technology enterprise.
 

CPI Aerostructures lands $8.2 mn order for UH-60M gunner window assemblies

CPI Aerostructures lands $8.2 mn order for UH-60M gunner window assemblies
 
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CPI Aerostructures, Inc. announced yesterday that it has signed a long term supply agreement with Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, to manufacture gunner window assemblies for the UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter.
 

Belgian Air Force's NH90 TTHs performing first training flights in Africa

Belgian Air Force's NH90 TTHs performing first training flights in Africa
 
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Two NH90 Caïman Tactical Transport Helicopters from the Belgian Air Force today executed their first training flight on the African continent, the BAF said on Twitter. The two choppers, in service with the 18th Squadron (Beauvechain AB), will be involved in the one month-long Tropical Storm exercise organized in Gabon.
 

Boeing orders undisclosed number of Cobham's BRU-61/A SDB carriage systems

Boeing orders undisclosed number of Cobham's BRU-61/A SDB carriage systems
 
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Cobham has been awarded a Boeing contract for an undisclosed number of Small Diameter Bomb Carriage Systems (BRU-61/A). The award calls for the manufacture and delivery of multiple configurations of the BRU-61/A, and demonstrates Cobham’s abilities in the application of pneumatics technology to enhance mission capability.
 

Russia & China progressing towards AHL joint development

Russia & China progressing towards AHL joint development
 
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The PRC`s Avicopter, a subsidiary of the AVIC (Aviation Industry Corporation of China) company, demonstrated an updated model of the joint Sino-Russian AHL (Advanced Heavy Lift) helicopter at the CHE 2017 (China Helicopter Exposition) show held in Tianjin from September 14-17.
 

PLAAF increasing focus on long-range missions

PLAAF increasing focus on long-range missions
 
The Chinese Air Force will continue to transform from a territorial air defense unit into an extended arm capable of protecting national interests wherever they exist, according to its new commander. Lieutenant General Ding Laihang said that as China becomes stronger and security challenges continue to emerge, the military is striving to ensure it can safeguard national interests anywhere in the world.
 

Lockheed's Legion Pod selected as IRST system for the USAF F-15C fleet

Lockheed's Legion Pod selected as IRST system for the USAF F-15C fleet
 
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Lockheed Martin's Legion Pod has been selected as the Infrared Search and Track (IRST) system for the U.S. Air Force's F-15C fleet. Lockheed Martin will produce more than 130 systems, which will be delivered for aircraft integration.
 

Saab pitching new Gripen Agressor for the US ADAIR program

Saab pitching new Gripen Agressor for the US ADAIR program
 
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Defense and security company Saab is exploring the potential for the recently announced Gripen Aggressor, to meet the needs of the United States Air Force (USAF) for Adversary Air (ADAIR) combat training. The new Gripen Aggressor with its unique mix of high performance, and advanced sensor and datalink capabilities, combined with a low life cycle cost, provide a perfect solution for this unique requirement.
 

Afghan Air Force receives first batch of UH-60 Black Hawks

Afghan Air Force receives first batch of UH-60 Black Hawks
 
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The first UH-60 Black Hawk utility helicopters for the Afghan Air Force (AAF) arrived in Kandahar airport on Monday, Sept. 18, the NATO's Resolute Support Twitter account confirmed yesterday. “The first Afghan Air Force UH-60s arrived today in Kandahar,” announced Resolute Support.
 

USAF, ROKAF & JASDF conduct new show of force over Korean peninsula

USAF, ROKAF & JASDF conduct new show of force over Korean peninsula
 
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United States Air Force and Marine Corps aircraft joined Japan Air Self-Defense Force and Republic of Korea Air Force aircraft in a sequenced bilateral show of force over the Korean peninsula September 17, in response to North Korea’s launch of an intermediate range ballistic missile over Japan on September 14.
 

DSEi 2017: Harris Corp. to fit UK F-35s with new carriage and release systems

DSEi 2017: Harris Corp. to fit UK F-35s with new carriage and release systems
 
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Harris Corporation has been awarded a development contract by MBDA to provide carriage and release systems to support the U.K.’s SPEAR precision strike missile future air combat capability requirements – including the U.K. F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter.
 

Indian MoD places $951 mn order for 41 additional Dhruv ALH helicopters

Indian MoD places $951 mn order for 41 additional Dhruv ALH helicopters
 
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The Hindustan Aeronautics Limited signed one more contract for supply of Advanced Light Helicopters (ALH). The contract is for 40 ALH to the Indian Army and one to the Indian Navy, the HAL press office announced in early September.
 

Northrop Grumman acquires Orbital ATK in $9.2 bn deal

Northrop Grumman acquires Orbital ATK in $9.2 bn deal
 
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The US-based defense giants Northrop Grumman and Orbital ATK, Inc. today announced they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Northrop Grumman will acquire Orbital ATK for approximately $7.8 billion in cash, plus the assumption of $1.4 billion in net debt, Northrop said in a statement.
 

Qatar agrees to buy 24 Eurofighter Typhoon fighter jets

Qatar agrees to buy 24 Eurofighter Typhoon fighter jets
 
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The British Defence Secretary Michael Fallon and its Qatari counterpart, Dr. Khalid bin Mohammed Al-Atttiyah, today signed a letter of intent (LOI) that will see the planemaker BAE Systems provide 24 Eurofighter Typhoon jets and support capabilities worth billions of dollars.
 

TV7-117ST turpobrop engine flight test trials begin

TV7-117ST turpobrop engine flight test trials begin
 
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The turboprop TV7-117ST engine for the light Il-112V airlifter and Il-114-300 regional aircraft began flight test trials in the Gromov Institute near Moscow, the press service of the United Engine Corporation (UEC) of Rostec State Corporation said.
 

Russia deploying MiG-29SMT fighter jet for the first time in Syria

Russia deploying MiG-29SMT fighter jet for the first time in Syria
 
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MiG-29SMT multipurpose fighter jets have joined the Russian airpower deployed at Hmeymim airfield in Syria. The photo of the takeoff of the aircraft from the airbase in Latakia was published by the Russian Defense Ministry and also broadcast by the BBC and the German N24 TV channels.
 

DSEi 2017: Arexis joins Saab's EW portfolio

DSEi 2017: Arexis joins Saab's EW portfolio
 
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Defence and security company Saab provides electronic warfare (EW) systems to customers worldwide. The latest addition to its extensive EW portfolio is a product family called Arexis, the Swedish company announced at DSEi 2017.
 

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